Halloween Good Night

Halloween Good Night Count up to ten and back again with this sweet and clever Halloween bedtime story starring your favorite monsters Gliding through the moonlight come the monsters big and small sliding up your stairwa

  • Title: Halloween Good Night
  • Author: Rebecca Grabill
  • ISBN: 9781481450614
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Count up to ten and back again with this sweet and clever Halloween bedtime story starring your favorite monsters Gliding through the moonlight come the monsters big and small, sliding up your stairway and oozing down your hall They aren t very scary, in fact they re rather sweet So snuggle into bed and let them whisper, Trick or treat Publisher s Weekly Starred ReviewCount up to ten and back again with this sweet and clever Halloween bedtime story starring your favorite monsters Gliding through the moonlight come the monsters big and small, sliding up your stairway and oozing down your hall They aren t very scary, in fact they re rather sweet So snuggle into bed and let them whisper, Trick or treat Publisher s Weekly Starred Review Grabill makes an oft adapted rhyme feel utterly fresh Okstad s scraggily rendered monsters are pink cheeked and cuddle worthy the book captures the mischievous fun of Halloween, without the accompanying terror.

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    1. This revised version of a well-known rhyme gathers together various monsters (werewolves, globsters, imps, vampires, and more for a bedtime party. But the girl knows what's up and takes care of things before they get out of hand. While the rhymes could be scary, the illustrations favor cuteness softening any rough edges. Lots of fun words are mixed in making for a fun read aloud and counting story.

    2. Grabill takes a familiar form and masterfully infuses it with the unexpected. This is a perfect read-aloud with words like "slooze, squish and slosh." The rhymes flow with ease and keep readers guessing what will come next! Even more enjoyable is the monster children repeating their parent's directives with a different verb which is creative and less repetitive to read. ("'Race,' howls the mother. "We'll chase!' yowl the three.") There are some traditional Halloween characters like warty witches [...]

    3. Unfortunately, it just didn't make sense to me. I liked the counting idea, and the variety of beasties and critters, and the illustrations. Alas, a lot of the text just seemed random, and some of the pages sacrificed meaning for rhyme."Dive," hollers Granddad."Bacon!" yell the seven.Huh?And then even the ending they were all going to a party, but now the little girl a mommy? I just didn't get it, and I feel bad.

    4. It’s time for everyone to say goodnight. Mama werewolf sends her cubs running through the moonlight, while granny’s zomblings waltz through the bone yard, and witches soar on their broomsticks, all headed towards the fun. A Halloween counting adventure starting with one oozey globster, to ten beastly boggies, everyone is ready for bedtime fun. Little ones will love this rhyming tale, as all of Halloween’s monsters find their way to say trick or treat. Halloween Goodnight will keep little o [...]

    5. My son really enjoyed it! I liked all the new, interesting words and he liked when the creatures were dumpster-diving for bacon, lol. Go figure.

    6. This is my new favorite Halloween picture book. Here is one of my favorite lines: "Deep within the forest, under ferns slick with dew, flits a wee father wood imp with his tiny implings two." Kids will beg for this book to be read to them over and over, and Grabill's lyrical text makes Halloween Good Night a delightful read aloud whether it's the first time or the fifteenth. The twist at the story's end will prevent tiny listeners from getting frightened by all the creepy critters. Plus, Ella Ok [...]

    7. Fun illustrations for an "Over in the Meadow" variant (does anyone even know what that is anymore??). The text provides some language builders: wee, lingers, vague, and spooky verbs: wail, murmur, seethes. Illustrations vary from page to page as each set of characters has their own colors and styles of how they are drawn.Not sure if this would calm youngsters, but not too spooky!

    8. I picked this book out from our local library. My kids are super excited for Halloween this year so we went to find some books about the season.I found the plot or point of the book hard to find. I read through this book several times but the poem is difficult to understand. I don't think my kids were interested in this book. Probably didn't even get it. The book counts typical Halloween characters. Such as each page has 8 witches and the next page has 9 somethings. Then it counts down. This is [...]

    9. The rhythmic rhymes of this story could be adapted to facilitate an engaging, interactive reading experience, but due to the occasional clumsy verse, a fair amount of practice will likely be necessary. A variety of Halloween-related characters are featured--some familiar, some new--and the integration of counting up to 10 (and back down) is sure to delight young listeners.

    10. Cute but hard to follow. Also, I think we could all do with publishers cutting back on the number of children's picture books released each year which are based on "Over In the Meadow". ENOUGH ALREADY.

    11. This fun book can be easily sung to the tune of Over in the Meadow. I enjoyed all of the creatures such as boggarts and imps - not your typical Halloween creatures, thus I think this book could be be a bit older audience.I'm not a fan of this type of illustration.

    12. I liked that you can sing the book - that was fun. And there was a wide variety of spooky characters - even boggarts! But my granddaughter was convinced they were all going to a party. Nope. All in all, a bit confusing for my young readers.

    13. Loved the art in this book; the use of colors in this book are great. I didn't love the text or the style of writing but it is written well. Also a good counting book for younger children, although I'm not sure younger children will follow the writting style of the book.

    14. A little too advanced for my grandsonhe doesn't like wordy bookswill give it a try again in a year or so.

    15. 2.5 stars. Enjoyable cast of characters. Little too long and difficult and spooky for the intended audience imo.

    16. Loved it up until the ending, which was sort of confusing and also lost the rhyme scheme a bit for me. Way too long for storytime but it would be fun to read (or sing!) one-on-one with a kiddo.

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